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HL1) WEATHER-TRX WX CTR TS3) SOCCER FEVER ENDS-TC MON VO
HL2) SCHOOL BOARD-TRX VOTOPS NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP
HL3) BONITA TRAFFIC-TRX VOTOPS PROTESTORS BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS-INTRO
TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP PROTESTORS BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS-PKG
TRACKING ARTHUR-WX LEHIGH ACRES SHOOTING-OC-VO
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-2 SHOT DBX LEHIGH ACRES SHOOTING-SOTVO
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-NEWSROOM FCAT REPLACEMENT UNVEILED-TRX OC VO
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-VO FCAT REPLACEMENT UNVEILED-SOTVO
LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-NEWSROOM RED WHITE AND BOOM PREPS-VO-WIPE
BONITA TRAFFIC-TRX VO RED WHITE AND BOOM PREPS-SOTVO
FINAL READING PUNTA GORDA LAND-OTS VO 4TH OF JULY EVENTS-ON CAM BANNER
BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED-OC SERVERS WITH GUNS-INTRO
SWISS FIREFIGHTERS-OC FSS SERVERS WITH GUNS-PKG
DANE EAGLE ETHICS-OC-VO WORLD UFO DAY-OTS
DANE EAGLE ETHICS-SOTVO FLORIDA MEDICAID-TRX OTS
FL GAY MARRIAGE-TRX OC VO DRUNK DRIVER NEWSPAPER QUESTION-VO
BENGHAZI SUSPECT COURT TODAY-OTS-VO DRUNK DRIVER NEWSPAPER QUESTION-SOTVO
OSCAR PISTORIUS TODAY-TRX OC VO BACON BUN BURGER-TRXVOTOPS
NASA ROCKET LAUNCH-TRX OC NATSVO TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT
FAILED ROCKET LAUNCH-TRX NATVOTOPS TZ4A) DISCOUNT SURGERY-SOTVO
BIRD SAFETY FIREWORKS-OTS WEATHER TEASE-HTC
BOWLING AND ENTERTAINMENT-TRX OC SS SUMMER FITNESS-INTRO
7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-OC-VO-SS SUMMER FITNESS-PKG
USA GOALIE HISTORIC PERFORMANCE-OC-NATSVO TROPICAL STORM AND THE HOLIDAY-ON CAM
TEASE ONE-2-SHOT TROPICAL STORM AND THE HOLIDAY-PKG
TZ1A) HIT AND RUN ON TAPE-VOTOPS WEATHER OPEN-CLIP
TZ1B) FOX ON SET-VOTOPS WEATHER-WX WALL
WEATHER-STC DISCOUNT PLASTIC SURGERY GONE WRONG-PLASMA
STORM ARTHUR FROM SPACE-TRXVOTOPS DISCOUNT PLASTIC SURGERY GONE WRONG-PKG
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP TEASE FIVE---
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL TZ5A) HEALTH MATTERS-TRX VOTOPS
NEW BEAR PICS-SSTOPS (2) TZ5B) 4YEAR OLD BB-VOTOPS
BEAR MEETING-VO HEALTH CAST-CLIP
BEAR MEETING-SOTVO C SECTION PROBLEMS-BUBBA VO
CHURCH PARK ISN'T SO BAD-VO HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA
CHURCH PARK ISN'T SO BAD-SOTVO HEALTH MATTERS-PKG
HIT AND RUN ON TAPE-VO 4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-TRX SOTVOTOPS
FOX ON NEWS SET-TRXVOTOPS ASK THICK BACKFIRES-VOTOPS
TEASE TWO-2 SHOT HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO
FL WEEKLY-ON CAM HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG
FL WEEKLY-FSS (3) DORITOS LOADED-TRXVOTOPS
TEASE THREE-VOTOPS NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT
TZ3A) IMMIGRANTS-VOTOPS NOON TZA) JOB SWAP-VOTOPS
TZ3B) SERVERS WITH GUN-VOTOPS NOON TZB) HIT AND RUN-VOTOPS
TS1) BONITA BEACH ROAD-TC MON VO CLOSE-2 SHOT
TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-TC MON VO  


HL1) WEATHER-TRX WX CTR


AD-LIB Return to index of stories...


HL2) SCHOOL BOARD-TRX VOTOPS


A NEW YEAR AND A NEW PLAN.

THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD HAS BIG CHANGES IN STORE FOR THE FALL.

WE GIVE YOU A HEAD'S UP ON THREE AREAS LEADERS ARE FOCUSING ON. Return to index of stories...


HL3) BONITA TRAFFIC-TRX VOTOPS


AND DRIVERS HAVE BEEN ASKING FOR CHANGE FOR MONTHS.

AND TODAY. THE ONGOING DISCUSSION FOR A SOLUTION TO THE HEAVY TRAFFIC ON BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U.S. 41 CONTINUES.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AS CITY LEADERS TRY TO COME UP WITH A PLAN. Return to index of stories...


TRACKING ARTHUR-CLIP


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TRACKING ARTHUR-WX


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-2 SHOT DBX


NBC 2 TAKES A CLOSER LOOK AT THE LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD'S NEW GOALS FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.

THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS APPROVED A 2.8 MILLION DOLLAR PLAN LAST WEEK.

GOOD MORNING IM LISA SPOONER.

AND I'M CHAD OLIVER.

WE'RE REPORTED A NEW SAFETY DEPARTMENT.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE GOING DEEPER INTO WHAT ELSE WILL AFFECT YOUR CHILDREN.

NBC2'S ALEX DE ARMAS JOINS US LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH THE DETAILS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-NEWSROOM


THE BOARD IS FOCUSED ON CHANGES IN THREE DIFFERENT AREAS-- TEACHER RETENTION-- ENHANCING ITS GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT-- AND SAFETY.

A LEADERSHIP POSITION WAS CREATED IN EACH OF THOSE AREAS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-VO


BOARD MEMBER MARY FISCHER SAYS THE DISTRICT NEEDS TO DO A BETTER JOB WITH KEEPING THEIR TEACHERS.

SHE SAYS THE DISTRICT LOSES A LOT OF MONEY EACH TIME A TEACHER LEAVES AFTER ONLY A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

THE ROLE OF THE NEW DIRECTOR WILL BE TO IMPROVE THE TEACHER MENTORING PROGRAM--WHICH HELPS NEW TEACHERS SETTLE IN.

THE DISTRICT'S ACCREDITATION REPORT RECOMMENDED THEY ENHANCE THEIR STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES-- THAT INCLUDES HAVING GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AT SCHOOLS.

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN 11 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIDN'T HAVE A COUNSELOR.

AND AS FOR SAFETY-- THE NEW SAFETY DEPARTMENT WILL BE FOCUSED PRIMARILY ON MAJOR EMERGENCIES AND MAKING SURE SCHOOLS ARE DOING PROPER FIRE DRILLS. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD PLAN-NEWSROOM


TO PAY FOR THE 2.8 MILLION DOLLAR PLAN---

THE DISTRICT REDIRECTED 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS-- FROM PROJECTS, TRANSPORTATION AND DEPARTMENT BUDGETS THAT WERE CUT.

THE 300,000 DOLLAR DIFFERENCE WILL COME OUT OF THE DISTRICTS REGULAR TAXPAYER REVENUES. Return to index of stories...


BONITA TRAFFIC-TRX VO


TONIGHT WE FIND OUT WHAT'S IN STORE FOR A BUSY LEE COUNTY INTERSECTION.

TALKING ABOUT BONITA BEACH ROAD AND U-S 41.

CITY LEADERS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE STATE'S D-O-T TO FIND A SOLUTION.

AT THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT, THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION WILL ATTEMPT TO PROVIDE ANSWERS.

THEY COULD ADD MORE LANES.

BUT THE BIG TALKER: A FLY OVER.

BUSINESS OWNERS FEAR AN OVERPASS WILL STEER CUSTOMERS AWAY BECAUSE THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC WOULD CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


FINAL READING PUNTA GORDA LAND-OTS VO


TODAY THE PUNTA GORDA CITY COUNCIL WILL DECIDE WHETHER TO EXPAND THE CITY'S LIMITS.

THEY ARE VOTING TO ANNEX A PIECE OF PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE LOOP.

IT GOT UNANIMOUS APPROVAL DURING A PRELIMINARY MEETING.

THE LAND IS LOCATED NEAR U-S HIGHWAY 41 AND JONES LOOP ROAD.

TERRA-CAP MANAGMENT OWNS MOST OF THE TWO HUNDRED ACRES.

THE COMPANY WANTS TO CONVERT THE AREA INTO A COMMERCIAL HUB WITH SHOPS AND RESTAURANTS. Return to index of stories...


BOIL WATER NOTICE LIFTED-OC


HERE'S GOOD NEWS FOR FORT MYERS BEACH.

A BOIL WATER ADVISORY HAS BEEN LIFTED.

IT STRETCHED FROM GULF BEACH ROAD. SOUTH TO ESTERO BOULEVARD,

TESTS SHOW THE WATER IS AGAIN SAFE TO DRINK. Return to index of stories...


SWISS FIREFIGHTERS-OC FSS


WE TOLD YOU EARLIER THIS WEEK ABOUT THE EXCITING NEWS FOR CAPE CORAL BEING PART OF A JOB-SWAP REALITY T-V SHOW.

AND *JUST THIS MORNING. THE CITY WELCOMED THE NEW FIREFIGHTERS FROM SWITZERLAND.

THEY ARRIVED ABOUT AN HOUR AGO AT ECO PARK AT THE BASE OF THE VETERAN'S MEMORIAL BRIDGE.

A CEREMONY TODAY WILL BE THEIR FIRST GLIMPSE OF CAPE CORAL AND WILL BE HOSTED BY MAYOR MARNI SAWICKI AND FIRE CHIEF DONALD COCHRAN.

IT'S ALL PART OF A SWISS REALITY TV SHOW CALLED "JOB SWAP".

TWO CAPE FIREFIGHTERS LEFT FOR SWITZELAND A FEW DAYS AGO TO BE FIREFIGHTERS *THERE FOR A WEEK.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE SHOW AIRS.

WE HAVE AN NBC-2 REPORTER AT THE CEREMONY RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL HAVE MORE DURING OUR NOON NEWS CAST. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE ETHICS-OC-VO


A BIG HEADLINE AT 11 O'CLOCK. STATE REPRESENTATIVE DANE EAGLE IS THE TARGET OF AN ETHICS COMPLAINT THIS MORNING.

IT WAS FILED BY HIS OPPONENT. REPUBLICAN HOPEFUL JIM ROACH.

THE CANDIDATE SAYS EAGLE VOTED FOR A BILL THIS PAST SESSION FOR A FINANCIAL BENEFIT.

EAGLE VOTED TO GIVE 250-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE NON PROFIT. FUTURE BUILDERS OF AMERICA.

ROACH SAYS ITS PARENT COMPANY HAS A POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE THAT GAVE MONEY TO EAGLE'S CAMPAIGN.

ROACH ALSO SAYS EAGLE WORKS FOR A GROUP *AFFILIATED WITH THAT PARENT COMPANY. Return to index of stories...


DANE EAGLE ETHICS-SOTVO


8:27:04-8:27:12

Jim Roach/ district 77 candidate

"If it looks like I'm attacking him and I lose votes because of it, I

rather lose those votes than not have this out in the open."

DANE Eagle Phoner

:27-:33

"It's obvious campaign season is upon us. I consider this nothing more

than a cheap shot from a political opponent.

THE ETHICS COMMISSION WILL NOT *CONFIRM IF THEY ARE INVESTIGATING EAGLE.

BUT THEY *ARE MEETING AT THE END OF THE MONTH.

JUST LAST WEEK. EAGLE ACCEPTED A PLEA DEAL ONLY ON RECKLESS DRIVING. AFTER BEING ARRESTED FOR SUSPICION OF D-U-I IN TALLAHASSEE BACK IN APRIL.

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FL GAY MARRIAGE-TRX OC VO


THE ISSUE OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE IS BACK IN THE HEADLINES HERE IN FLORIDA.

TODAY A MIAMI-DADE JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS CHALLENGING THE STATE'S CONSTITUTIONAL BAN.

LIKE OTHERS FILED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE LAWSUIT CONTENDS THE GAY MARRIAGE BAN ADDED BY VOTERS TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION IS DISCRIMINATORY AND VIOLATES EQUAL PROTECTION GUARANTEES.

NBC-2 WILL BE THERE WHEN THE JUDGE RULES. Return to index of stories...


BENGHAZI SUSPECT COURT TODAY-OTS-VO


LOOKING AHEAD. NBC-2 WILL BE KEEPING AN EYE ON THIS STORY.

THE MAN ACCUSED OF ORCHESTRATING THE DEADLY 2012 BENGHAZI ATTACK IS DUE IN A D-C COURT TODAY.

AHMED ABU KHATALLAH IS FACING A TERRORISM-RELATED CHARGE. BUT PROSECUTORS SAY ADDITIONAL CHARGES CARRYING THE DEATH PENALTY ARE ON THE WAY.

THE DAY BEFORE THE TERRORIST ATTACK. DOCUMENTS SAY KHATALLAH VOICED OPPOSITION TO AN AMERICAN FACILITY BEING IN BENGHAZI.

DOCUMENTS SAID HE PARTICIPATED IN THE ATTACKS THAT KILLED FOUR AMERICANS. INCLUDING U.S. AMBASSADOR CHRISTOPHER STEVENS. Return to index of stories...


OSCAR PISTORIUS TODAY-TRX OC VO


DEVELOPING FROM SOUTH AFRICA'S SO-CALLED TRIAL OF THE CENTURY.

THE AGENT FOR OSCAR PISTORIUS RETURNED TO THE STAND TODAY.

HE TOLD THE COURT PISTORIUS AND REEVA STEENKAMP HAD A LOVING RELATIONSHIP, AND FEAR OF A CRIME MAY HAVE PUSHED HIM TO SHOOT THROUGH A CLOSED BATHROOM DOOR.

CHIEF PROSECUTOR GERRIE NEL QUESTIONED THE AGENT ABOUT PISTORIUS'S HIGH-SPEED DRIVING AND LOVE OF GUNS.

THE OLYMPIAN'S DEFENSE TEAM SAYS THE ATHLETE IS A SUICIDE RISK AND SUFFERS FROM POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND DEPRESSION. Return to index of stories...


NASA ROCKET LAUNCH-TRX OC NATSVO


NASA SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AN UNMANNED ROCKET FROM CALIFORNIA'S VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE THIS MORNING.

3,2, Engine start.lift off

THE DELTA 2 ROCKET LIFTED OFF JUST BEFORE 3 A.M.

THE ROCKET IS CARRYING A SATELLITE TO BE USED TO STUDY GREEN HOUSE GASES.

THE 468-MILLION DOLLAR MISSION WILL COLLECT GLOBAL MEASUREMENTS OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE. THE MAIN DRIVER OF CLIMATE CHANGE. Return to index of stories...


FAILED ROCKET LAUNCH-TRX NATVOTOPS


3.2.1.

BUT THERE WERE PROBLEMS FOR NASA AFTER A *DIFFERENT ROCKET'S LAUNCH FAILED TODAY.

THE TERRIER-IMPROVED MALEMUTE SOUNDING ROCKET. LIFTED-OFF FROM NASA'S WALLOPS FLIGHT FIELD IN VIRGINIA AROUND 4:30 THIS MORNING.

BUT ABOUT 19 SECONDS INTO THE FLIGHT. RANGE CONTROLLERS DETECTED PROBLEMS WITH THE SECOND STAGE MOTOR.

THE ROCKET FELL INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

NO DAMAGE OR INJURIES WERE REPORTED.

A NASA TEAM WILL NOW INVESTIGATE WHAT CAUSED THE FAILURE. Return to index of stories...


BIRD SAFETY FIREWORKS-OTS


THE FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY IS NOW JUST TWO DAYS AWAY.

WILDLIFE ADVOCATES ARE ALREADY SENDING OUT A WARNING SHOT.

THE AUDOBON SOCIETY IS ASKING EVERYONE TO LEAVE *PERSONAL FIREWORKS AT HOME IF YOU HEAD TO THE BEACH TO WATCH THE BIG SHOWS.

THEY FEAR THE LOUD NOISES WILL SCARE BIRDS AWAY FROM THEIR NESTS NEAR THE SHORE. Return to index of stories...


BOWLING AND ENTERTAINMENT-TRX OC SS


ALL NEW IN THE DAY AHEAD. A NEW BOWLING AND ENTERTAINMENT FACILITY IS COMING TO FORT MYERS.

A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY WILL TAKE PLACE TODAY AT 2PM AT THE SITE FOR HEADPINZ. INSIDE THE SOUTHWEST INTERNATIONAL COMMERCE PARK.

HEADPINZ WILL FEATURE 24 BOWLING LANES. 2 LASER TAG ARENAS. A GAME ZONE. MEETING ROOMS AND A FULL SERVICE BAR AMD RESTAURANT.

HEADPINZ SAYS IT WILL ALSO CREATE MORE THAN 100 NEW JOBS WHEN IT OPENS THIS COMING SPRING. Return to index of stories...


7 RESCUED PUPPIES UPDATE-OC-VO-SS


NBC2 IS FOLLOWING UP ON A STORY WE BROUGHT YOU MONDAY.

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE ASKING US--

ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE SEVEN PUPPIES RESCUED FROM A HOT TRUCK IN FORT MYERS.

LEE DOMESTIC ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS THEY'LL HOLD THE ANIMALS FOR FIVE DAYS, TO SEE IF THE OWNER CLAIMS THEM-

IF NOT, THEY COULD GO UP FOR ADOPTION.

THE DOG'S OWNER FACES ANIMAL CRUELTY CHARGES. Return to index of stories...


USA GOALIE HISTORIC PERFORMANCE-OC-NATSVO


IT WAS A HEARTBREAKER!

TEAM U-S-A LOST TO BELGIUM TWO-TO-ONE YESTERDAY. BUT CERTAINLY NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT.

USA'S GOALIE TIM HOWARD TOPPED A WORLD CUP RECORD!

nats of announcer and goalie making saves. Outcue: "mister invincible"

EVEN THOUGH THE U-S WAS DEFEATED. HOWARD MADE AN INCREDIBLE 16 SAVES!

THE PREVIOUS WORLD RECORD WAS 13 SAVES BY PERU'S GOALIE BACK IN 1978. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2-SHOT


VIDEO YOU HAVE TO SEE!

THIS HIT AND RUN IN HOUSTON, TEXAS IS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

BUT THIS COLLISION WAS NO ACCIDENT.

WE'LL TELL YOU WHY.

PLUS--

SURPRISED BY AN UNINVITED GUEST.

FIND OUT WHAT THIS WOMAN SAW THAT HAS HER ALL SHOOK UP Return to index of stories...


TZ1A) HIT AND RUN ON TAPE-VOTOPS


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TZ1B) FOX ON SET-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


STORM ARTHUR FROM SPACE-TRXVOTOPS


TAKE A LOOK AT THIS.

THIS IS WHAT TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR LOOKS LIKE FROM SPACE.

THIS IS THE FIRST NAMED TROPICAL STORM OF THE 20-14 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WARNS OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA.

WAVES COULD GET AS HIGH AS SIX FEET BEFORE THE STORM MOVES AWAY. Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


NEW BEAR PICS-SSTOPS (2)


ALL NEW RIGHT NOW.

N-B-C-2 JUST RECEIVED THESE PICTURES OF A LARGE BEAR IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

ONE OF OUR LOYAL VIEWERS. KONNI MARIE STEARNS -

SENT US THE IMAGES.

SHE TOOK THEM AT HER HOME ON IN GOLDEN GATE ESTATES.

YOU CAN SEE THE BIG FELLA JUST HANGING OUT IN THE HAMMOCK IN HER BACK YARD. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MEETING-VO


FROM FORT MYERS, TO NAPLES, TO CAPE CORAL, BEARS ARE SHOWING UP ALL OVER SOUTHWEST FLORIDA LATELY.

WILDLIFE OFFICERS ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP FINDING WAYS FOR HUMANS AND BEARS TO CO-EXIST.

FLORIDA FISH AND WILDLIFE HELD A PUBLIC FORUM LAST NIGHT IN LEHIGH.

FWC SUGGESTS BUYING A BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE CAN.

THEY'RE NOT CHEAP THOUGH. COSTING UP TO 200 DOLLARS.

THE STATE AGENCY IS NOW WORKING WITH WASTE MANAGEMENT IN LEE AND COLLIER COUNTIES TO START A PROGRAM WHERE YOU CAN RENT A BEAR RESISTANT GARBAGE CAN FOR ABOUT 10 DOLLARS A MONTH. Return to index of stories...


BEAR MEETING-SOTVO


"The really big problem is when we start having people leaving garbage out or feeding them directly and then the bears start to lose their fear of humans."

OTHER COUNTIES IN THE STATE ALREADY HAVE THE GARBAGE CAN RENTAL PROGRAM.

THAT OPTION COULD SOON COME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH PARK ISN'T SO BAD-VO


A CAPE CORAL CHURCH IS GIVING BACK TO ITS COMMUNITY.

CAPE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP STARTED DESIGNING A 2-MILLION DOLLAR PARK BACK IN 2012.

THE PARK OFFICIALLY OPENED EASTER SUNDAY. BUT THE COFFEE SHOP AND WATER PARK WERE STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

NOW, THE PARK. ALONG WITH A COFFEE SHOP, MINI SOCCER FIELD, BASKETBALL COURT, AND SPLASH PAD ARE OPEN.

CHURCH LEADERS SAY, THE PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE A PLACE WHERE THE COMMUNITY COULD COME TOGETHER. Return to index of stories...


CHURCH PARK ISN'T SO BAD-SOTVO


Brett furlong-- Cape Christian executive pastor

21:43:22-21:43:29----21:43:09-21:43:13

We're seeing hundreds of families everyday come from morning to night

enjoying the park and enjoying all the parts of it. So, we've been

happy to offer this and just excited to see people use it.

PASTOR FURLONG SAYS, ALL MONEY THAT COMES IN THROUGH THE COFFEE SHOP IS DONATED BACK TO THE COMMUNITY, THROUGH LOCAL CHARITIES. Return to index of stories...


HIT AND RUN ON TAPE-VO


A HIT AND RUN IN HOUSTON. CAUGHT ON CAMERA. BUT THIS COLLISION WAS NO ACCIDENT.

CHECK THIS OUT.

TWO MEN, STANDING IN A GAS STATION PARKING LOT WAS HIT BY THE DRIVER IN THIS SILVER CAR.

THE TWO MEN SAY FOR WHATEVER REASON THE WOMAN WAS MAD.

SHE BACKED INTO THE SPACE NEXT TO THEM AND CAME SO CLOSE THEY TOLD HER TO WATCH OUT.

AFTER THEY WALKED IN THE STORE AND CAME BACK OUT SHE PLOWED RIGHT THROUGH THEM.

NOW -- THEY'RE HOPING THE WOMAN BEHIND THE WHEEL IS CAUGHT. Return to index of stories...


FOX ON NEWS SET-TRXVOTOPS


EVERYTHING ON THIS OUTDOOR NEWS SET WAS GOING FINE UNTIL A FURRY VISITOR DECIDED TO MAKE ITS PRESENCE KNOWN.

A WILD FOX WITH A SERIOUS CASE OF CURIOSITY SHOWED UP.

IT DIDN'T SEEM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT PEOPLE AND EVEN SNIFFED A PURSE THAT HAPPENED TO HAVE SOME DOG TREATS IN IT.

NOW THE HOST AND PRODUCERS ARE WONDERING WHEN HE'LL SHOW UP AGAIN. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2 SHOT


THERE ARE A LOT OF CONCERNS RIGHT NOW ABOUT CHILDREN ILLEGALLY CROSSING THE U.S. BOARDER.

SOME OF THEM END UP HERE IN FLORIDA.

AND MORE RETIREES ARE HEADING BACK TO THE OFFICE.

ALL THAT AND MORE. STRAIGHT AHEAD WHEN WE TALK TO THE MANAGING EDITOR OF FLORIDA WEEKLY. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-ON CAM


THE NEWEST EDITION OF FLORIDA WEEKLY IS NOW ON NEWSTANDS.

MANAGING EDITOR OSVALDO PADILLA IS IN OUR STUDIO TO TALK ABOUT WHAT'S MAKING HEADLINES. Return to index of stories...


FL WEEKLY-FSS (3)


1. Lawmakers are trying to figure out to do about a recent flood of children who have illegally been crossing the border. Many of those kids have come to Florida. We tell their story, why they've risked their lives to come here and the uncertainty they now face.

2. More retirees are going back to work. Some of them have to to pay the bills, while others just can't stand the idea of being retired.

3. Just as Same Sex marriage becomes more mainstream throughout the country, a new play premeiring in Fort Myers celebrates the lives of married same-sex couples. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-VOTOPS


STRAIGHT AHEAD.

THINGS GET HEATED ON THE WEST COAST.

PROTESTERS CLASH, AND BLOCK BUSES OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANT FAMILIES IN CALIFORNIA.

DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT TIPPING THESE SERVERS.

BECAUSE THEY CARRY GLOCKS.

FIND OUT WHY THEY'RE ALLOWED TO ALLOWED TO CARRY GUNS WHILE WORKING. Return to index of stories...


TZ3A) IMMIGRANTS-VOTOPS


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TZ3B) SERVERS WITH GUN-VOTOPS


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TS1) BONITA BEACH ROAD-TC MON VO


GOOD MORNING IM CHAD OLIVER.

LETS GET YOU UP TO SPEED WITH THIS MORNINGS TOP STORIES.

AN INTERSECTION IN NEED OF A SERIOUS MAKEOVER WILL BE THE BIG TALK TONIGHT AT THE BONITA SPRINGS CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO FIX IT. INCLUDE ADDING EXTRA LANES. OR BUILDING AN OVER PASS.

F-DOT WILL BE THERE TO ANSWER THE COUNCIL's QUESTIONS. Return to index of stories...


TS2) FL GAY MARRIAGE-TC MON VO


NBC-2 IS HEADED TO MIAMI TODAY.

A JUDGE HEARS ARGUMENTS.

ON A MOTION FILED BY SIX SAME SEX COUPLES.

THEY'RE CHALLENGING THE STATE'S LAWS BANNING SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

CLAIMING THEY VIOLATE THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION.

FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST HAS ALSO FILED A BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF THE EQUALITY LAWSUIT.

ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI. IS OPPOSING THE CHALLENGE. Return to index of stories...


TS3) SOCCER FEVER ENDS-TC MON VO


AND AMERICA'S WORLD CUP FEVER HAS BROKEN.

THE DREAM IS OVER FOR SOCCER FANS HOPING FOR A U-S CHAMPIONSHIP IN WORLD CUP COMPETITION.

BELGIUM DEFEATED THE U-S 2-1 IN OVERTIME.

SENDING BELGIUM TO THE QUARTER-FINALS AND LEAVING MILLIONS OF U-S SOCCER FANS CRUSHED AND WAITING 'TIL 2018. Return to index of stories...


NEWS AT 11:30am OPEN-CLIP


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PROTESTORS BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS-INTRO


EMOTIONS ARE FLARING OVER THE RECENT INFLUX OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS INTO THE U-S.

IN CALIFORNIA, A GROUP OF ANGRY PROTESTERS BLOCKED THREE BUSES TRYING TO BRING UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS TO A BORDER PROCESSING STATION IN THE CITY OF MURRIETA.

ED PAYNE REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


PROTESTORS BLOCK UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS-PKG


WITH AMERICAN FLAGS FLYING OVER THEIR HEADS, MORE THAN 100 PROTESTERS IN MURRIETA BLOCKED BUSES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY. AS THEY TRIED TO BRING ROUGHLY 140 UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS INTO THE CITY.

THE MIGRANTS CAME FROM TEXAS, WHERE FACILITIES HAVE BEEN OVERWHELMED BY AN INFLUX OF UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS -- MANY OF THEM UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN.

AUTHORITIES ARE RACING TO FIND FACILITIES TO ACCOMMODATE THEM.

BUT PROTESTERS SAY THEY DON'T WANT THEM IN MURRIETA.

I am here to have them sent back home.

SOME PROTESTERS ENCOURAGED OTHERS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO FOLLOW SUIT.

And if we go -- they go anywhere else, stop them from coming there too because it's what's right.

THE SITUATION GREW EVEN MORE TENSE WHEN A GROUP OF COUNTERPROTESTERS CONFRONTED THE CROWD.

We are the ones who build your homes! We are the ones who do your plumbing!

BUT THE BUSES WERE FORCED TO RETREAT. HEADING TO ANOTHER NEARBY BORDER STATION FOR THE TIME BEING.

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT IS UNCLEAR. MURRIETA CITY OFFICIALS SAY THEY WERE TOLD TO EXPECT 140 IMMIGRANTS EVERY 72 HOURS.

THE NEXT GROUP IS SCHEDULED TO ARRIVE ON THE FOURTH OF JULY.

ACCORDING TO THE L-A TIMES, MURRIETA'S MAYOR HAS URGED RESIDENTS TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE FEDERAL DECISION TO PROCESS MIGRANTS IN HIS CITY

BUT AT A TOWN HALL MEETING ON IMMIGRATION LATER TUESDAY, HE APPEARED TO TRY TO CALM THE WATERS.

I also want to encourage everyone to keep in mind that these are people. They are citizens who are fleeing areas that are less desirable.

BUTTED TO:

The problem is there's a process, and we want to make sure that process is enforced, and that people get here legally.

I'M ED PAYNE, REPORTING Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES SHOOTING-OC-VO


A WEEKEND PARTY AT A LEHIGH ACRES HOUSE ENDED WITH GUN FIRE --

AND ONE PERSON SHOT IN THE CROSSFIRE.

IT HAPPENED ON 22ND STREET SOUTHWEST.

WE OBTAINED THE AUDIO FROM A NEARBY SURVEILLANCE CAMERA --

OF WHAT ENDED THE PARTY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

WE COUNTED 31 GUNSHOTS OVER 26 SECONDS.

THIS MAN -- WHO DIDN'T WANT TO SHOW HIS FACE -- CALLED 911. Return to index of stories...


LEHIGH ACRES SHOOTING-SOTVO


"She then Explained to me that they were getting another phone call right then.

And told me they just had another report of gunshots and that an

ambulance has been requested."

WHEN DEPUTIES GOT THERE --

THEY FOUND A 26 YEAR-OLD WOMAN IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM.

SHE'D BEEN SHOT IN HER LEG.

DOCTORS TREATED HER AT LEE MEMORIAL.

LEE COUNTY DEPUTIES SAY THEY'RE CONTINUING TO INVESTIGATE --

BUT NO ONE'S BEEN ARRESTED. Return to index of stories...


FCAT REPLACEMENT UNVEILED-TRX OC VO


COME MARCH. YOUR KIDS WILL TAKE A NEW TEST THAT WILL REPLACE FLORIDA'S F-CAT.

THE NEW TEST IS CALLED THE F-S-A. OR FLORIDA STANDARDS ASSESSMENT.

THE STATE JUST UNVEILED ITS NEW WEBSITE. DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS GET FAMILIAR WITH THE EXAM AND WHAT THEY CAN EXPECT.

THEY CAN GO ON AND TAKE PRACTICE TESTS FOR DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS AND SUBJECTS. Return to index of stories...


FCAT REPLACEMENT UNVEILED-SOTVO


09 Tammy Ramesar, Parent

"I think it's a pretty good idea. the kids these days are so high tech as far as computer and electronics."

THE STATE WANTS YOUR OPINION ON THE F-S-A.

YOU CAN "GRADE" THE STATE AND THE EXAM YOURSELF. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM PREPS-VO-WIPE


THE FOURTH OF JULY IS JUST 2 DAYS AWAY --

AND THAT'S WHEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WILL FLOCK TO CAPE CORAL FOR RED WHITE AND BOOM.

THE BIGGEST FIREWORKS CELEBRATION IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

CREWS HAVE ALREADY STARTED SETTING UP TENTS AND STADIUM SEATING.

THIS YEAR THE ENTIRE GREEN SPACE NEAR THE CAPE CORAL BRIDGE WILL BE OPEN.

IT SHOULD GIVE MORE PEOPLE A BETTER VIEW OF THE SHOW. Return to index of stories...


RED WHITE AND BOOM PREPS-SOTVO


35:16 We've decided to try and open up both sides of Bernie Bradon park and create more width down here so more of the audience can move forward and get closer to the stage and closer to fireworks. 35:23

THERE WILL BE SHUTTLES OFFERED FROM MULTIPLE PARKING LOTS TO THE EVENT.

THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY IS SCHEDULED FOR 9:30. Return to index of stories...


4TH OF JULY EVENTS-ON CAM BANNER


AND JUST A REMINDER.

IF YOU NEED SOMETHING TO DO THIS FOURTH OF JULY, NBC-2 IS HAS A LIST OF LOCAL FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS.

WHETHER IT'S THE LARGEST SHOW IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA OR A NICE FIREWORKS CRUISE -----

JUST HEAD TO NBC DASH TWO DOT COM AND CLICK ON NEWSLINKS. Return to index of stories...


SERVERS WITH GUNS-INTRO


SERVERS AT ONE COLORADO RESTAURANT AREN'T JUST PACKING PEN, PAD AND AN APRON -- THEY'RE ALSO PACKING HEAT.

SHOOTERS GRILL -- IN RIFLE, COLORADO -- IS CATCHING NATIONAL ATTENTION BECAUSE ITS SERVERS ARE ALLOWED TO CARRY GUNS.

LINDSEY PALLARES HAS THE STORY. Return to index of stories...


SERVERS WITH GUNS-PKG


"It doesn't bother me at all, I feel safe when they have their guns, I mean, it's not a threat to me."

GUNS ARE LOCKED AND LOADED AS YOU SIT DOWN TO PLACE YOUR ORDER AT RIFLE'S VERY OWN SHOOTER'S GRILL.

FROM THE ARTWORK TO THE FIREARMS.YOU'LL FIND YOUR FIND GUNS ALL AROUND THE RESTAURANT.

"It's not a gimmick, it's a way of life here, actually until recently, nobody said much about it."

OWNER LAUREN BOEBERT SAYS THE IDEA TO OPEN CARRY A GUN IN HER RESTAURANT STARTED OFF AS A WAY OF EXERCISING HER OWN SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND IT CAUGHT ON WITH HER EMPLOYEES.

"I don't think see why you should have to hide the fact that you own a firearm or hide the fact that you're wearing one, so I absolutely love what we're doing here."

PATRONS NEED NOT BE ALARMED FOR THEIR SAFETY.GUNS ARE STRAPPED TIGHTLY IN THEIR HOLSTERS AND HAVE SPECIAL RELEASE BUTTONS TO HELP AVOID UNWANTED ACCIDENTS.

"If anything were to happen, I don't think any of us would need to unholster our firearms we have so many patrons that conceal carry, open carry, I believe that someone would be on the ground before someone would we could even get our firearm out of our holster."

ANYONE CARRYING A GUN IS TRAINED TO CONCEAL CARRY AND THE BULLETS ARE DEFENSE GRADE SO THEY CAN'T DO TOO MUCH DAMAGE.

"A lot of people are shocked that I carry such a big gun and everyone wants to ask questions and their first question is always, do you know how to shoot it? And I do."

THEY'VE GOT STRONG SUPPORTERS AND SOME QUIET OPPOSITION, BUT FOR THE MOST PART THE RIFLE COMMUNITY APPLAUDS SHOOTER'S STRONG STANCE ON SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

"It's something that we support not only has it been proven to create a safer environment but we believe now is a good time for people to start exercising some of the liberties that they've forgotten about." Return to index of stories...


WORLD UFO DAY-OTS


IT'S WORLD UFO DAY AND YOU WANT TO CELEBRATE.

WELL, YOU'RE NOT ALONE.

THIRTY-SIX PERCENT OF AMERICANS SAY THEY ARE CERTAIN UFOS EXIST AND HAVE LANDED ON EARTH.

THE DAY ROUGHLY CORRESPONDS TO THE DATE OF PERHAPS THE MOST WELL-KNOWN UFO STORY.

IN JULY 1947, DEBRIS WAS DISCOVERED ON A RANCH NORTHWEST OF ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, THAT SOME THINK CAME FROM AN ALIEN SPACECRAFT.

EYE WITNESSES CLAIMED THEY SAW ALIEN BODIES AT THE CRASH SITE. Return to index of stories...


FLORIDA MEDICAID-TRX OTS


FLORIDA MEDICAID PRIVATIZATION IS UNDERWAY STATEWIDE.

MORE THAN THREE MILLION MEDICAID RECIPIENTS AROUND THE STATE ARE TRANSITIONING INTO MANAGED CARE UNDER FLORIDA'S MASSIVE OVERHAUL TO PRIVATIZE ITS MEDICAID PROGRAM.

THE CHANGE COMES THREE YEARS AFTER THE LEGISLATURE VOTED TO PRIVATIZE THE PROGRAM. SAYING THE $23 BILLION A YEAR BILL WAS CONSUMING THE BUDGET. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVER NEWSPAPER QUESTION-VO


A WRONG WAY DRUNK DRIVER NEARLY CRASHES INTO A WISCONSIN SHERIFF'S DEPUTY-

BUT THAT'S NOT HER BIGGEST CONCERN.

TAKE A LOOK AT THIS VIDEO.

YOU CAN SEE THE DEPUTY SLAM ON HIS BREAKS AS THE DRIVER ZOOMS PAST HIM.

HE EVENTUALLY PULLED HER OVER AND DISCOVERED SHE HAD A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL OF POINT 2-3-5.

THAT'S THREE TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT.

BUT APPARENTLY. SHE SAYS SHE''S MORE CONCERNED HER PICTURE MIGHT END UP IN THE PAPER. Return to index of stories...


DRUNK DRIVER NEWSPAPER QUESTION-SOTVO


Driver: "Are they going to take my picture here and post it in the newspaper or anything like that or no?"

Deputy: "Yeah, they book you in."

Driver: "But they don't put it in the newspaper or anything like that? Because, I don't need that."

WELL SHE'S ON TV NOW.AND SHE'S CHARGED WITH DUI. Return to index of stories...


BACON BUN BURGER-TRXVOTOPS


IT'S PRETTY MUCH UNIVERSALLY UNDERSTOOD THAT EVERYTHING'S BETTER WITH BACON, RIGHT?

WELL ONE CHEF SEEMS TO HAVE UPPED THE ANTE.

WHEN FIRING UP THE GRILL THIS FOURTH-OF-JULY WEEKEND. WHY NOT TOSS YOUR BURGERS ON ONE OF THESE BABIES -- A 1-HUNDRED-PERCENT BACON BUN!

CHEF CLINT CANTWELL SAID HE WAS TIRED OF ORDERING BACON ON HIS BURGER AND ONLY ENDING UP WITH A FEW SLICES.

BEFORE YOU HEALTH NUTS OUT THERE SCOFF. THE BACON BUN HAS SOME REDEEMING NUTRITIONAL QUALITIES.

IT'S GLUTEN-FREE AND ZERO CARBS! Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2 SHOT


PLASTIC SURGERY CAN BE EXPENSIVE.

BUT FOR A WOMAN LOOKING FOR A DISCOUNT,

IT LITERALLY COST HER HER ARMS AND LEGS.

I really wanted to live. I just really wanted to live.

THE DANGERS PEOPLE ARE FINDING ONLINE, COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


TZ4A) DISCOUNT SURGERY-SOTVO


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WEATHER TEASE-HTC


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SUMMER FITNESS-INTRO


THE STARS ARE FLAUNTING THEIR FABULOUS BIKINI BODIES ON SOCIAL MEDIA!

NOT READY TO SHOW SO MUCH SKIN?

DON'T WORRY, MIKE WILBER HAS DETAILS ON HOW TO TONE UP FOR SUMMER. Return to index of stories...


SUMMER FITNESS-PKG


"big explosive powerful jumps."

TABATA TRAINING IS A FOUR MINUTE WORKOUT YOU CAN DO ANYWHERE! CHRIS HEMSWORTH AND VANESSA MINNILLO ARE FANS.THE KEY IS ALTERNATING 20 SECOND MOVES WITH TEN SECONDS OF REST. START WITH THE BEAR CRAWL.

"She's going to start to travel towards the front of the mat come back to the back of her mat and she's going to jump up and bring your feet together she wants to move as fast and as hard as she can to exhaust and rest."

THE SCISSORS LUNGE.

"quick, quick, slow slow"

AND A MODIFIED PLANK.

"Now she's going to bring her left knee in towards her elbow, hug that lower belly in this is an all over body chiseler."

DIET'S IMPORTANT TOO! TO TRIM THE FAT FAST, CELEBRITY NUTRITIONIST CYNTHIA PASQUELLA RECOMMENDS THE SO-CAL CLEANSE.

IF THAT'S NOT YOUR THING, DITCH SODA, ALCOHOL, DELI MEATS AND PROTEIN BARS.

"Protein bars, which a lot of people reach for in a pinch, are really packed with sugar most of the time. And you want to avoid that."

DROPPING DAIRY, AS WELL AS GLUTEN RICH FOODS LIKE BREADS AND PASTA - WILL ALSO HELP YOU BEAT THE BLOAT. AS FOR FOODS YOU SHOULD BE EATING:

"I love avocado, I love coconut oil things like nuts and seeds and beans, lentils, all of those are packed with protein and fiber, so you're going to be full for hours."

AND ADDING SPICY PEPPERS AND CINNAMON CAN HELP SPEED UP METABOLISM!

MIKE WILBER NBC NEWS. Return to index of stories...


TROPICAL STORM AND THE HOLIDAY-ON CAM


TROPICAL STORM ARTHUR IS HEADING UP THE EAST COAST.

The National Hurricane Center has issued a tropical storm warning for parts of North Carolina

THE FIRST TROPICAL STORM OF THE ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON FORMED TUESDAY.

BUT COULD ARTHUR DAMPEN FESTIVITIES FOR MANY AMERICANS ON THE FOURTH OF JULY?

SUNLEN SERFATY HAS THE LATEST. Return to index of stories...


TROPICAL STORM AND THE HOLIDAY-PKG


AT THE FORT PIERCE MARINA IN FLORIDA CLOUDS ARE STARTING TO MOVE IN AND RESIDENTS ARE STARTING TO PACK UP.

I'm going to take some canvass down, I'm going to clean up some of my chairs and clutter around the decks, already tied for it.

EAST CENTRAL FLORIDA IS ALREADY UNDER A TROPICAL STORM WATCH THE FIRST OF MANY WEATHER ADVISORIES EXPECTED ALONG THE EAST COAST THIS WEEK.

BUT IT'S THIS TRACK OVER THE NEXT 72 HOURS THAT IS SO CONCERNING.

MOVING THROUGH NEARLY EVERY BEACH DESTINATION UP THE SOUTHERN EAST COAST AND LEAVING BEHIND DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS.

Starting on Wednesday through the Fourth of July, we're looking at a severe weather threat, we're looking at a flash flood threat, with heavy rain on Thursday and the potential land fall hurricane near or over eastern north carolina.

AND IF IT PICKS UP ENOUGH STEAM FORECASTERS PREDICT IT COULD FORM INTO A CATEGORY ONE HURRICANE HERE POTENTIALLY JUST OFF NORTH CAROLINA'S OUTER BANKS IN THE EARLY MORNING OF THE 4TH.

It looks like Arthur might track pretty close, if not over, the Outer Banks of Eastern North Carolina on the Fourth of July, and possibly as a low end hurricane with top winds at around 75 miles per hour.

BAD NEWS FOR 4TH OF JULY TRAVELERS. THIS HOLIDAY IS THE BUSIEST WEEK OF THE SUMMER TRAVEL SEASON. 41 MILLION AMERICANS WILL TRAVEL 85 PERCENT BY CAR.

THE BUSIEST GETAWAY DAY THIS YEAR IS THURSDAY PUTTING MANY DRIVERS ON THE ROADS DURING THE SOGGIEST STRETCH OF THE STORM.

They are potentially staring down the barrel of a loaded-- a loaded gun. but it has the potential for cancellations and delays, possibly if they're traveling by air, and for rainy and slick road conditions if there's inclement weather and rain, if they're traveling by car.

THE RAIN POTENTIALLY WASHING OUT 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS AND FIREWORKS PERHAPS EVEN ALL THE WAY UP TO BOSTON, WHERE OFFICIALS SAY THEY'RE NOT READY YET TO SAY IF THEIR BIG SHOW WILL GO ON.

"I think we're going to defer any conversations or decisions about the weather at least until tomorrow." Return to index of stories...


WEATHER OPEN-CLIP


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WEATHER-WX WALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

Hot and Humid Conditions Again Wednesday

With Tropical Storm Arthur spinning off the east coast, a westerly flow of wind has sparked a few isolated showers early Wednesday morning. Will keep those rain chances in the forecast for at least half the morning. If anything, we'll see some additional cloud cover.

It's going to be another hot and humid afternoon.

Many of us will top out in the low 90s with mid-90s further inland.

Overnight tonight, lows stay milder with mid-to-upper 70s in most places.

There is a slight chance of a few isolated showers popping up later this afternoon but that chances is pretty low, most should be dry during the afternoon Wednesday. Return to index of stories...


DISCOUNT PLASTIC SURGERY GONE WRONG-PLASMA


A WOMAN LOST HER HANDS AND FEET, BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO HAVE A BETTER BACKSIDE.

DOCTORS SAY SHE ISN'T ALONE.

IN FACT, MORE PEOPLE ARE BYPASSING DOCTORS TO SAVE MONEY ON BASIC MEDICAL PROCEDURES.

KYUNG LAH TALKED TO A WOMAN WHOSE QUEST FOR BEAUTY LED TO A WHOLE NEW WAY OF LIFE. Return to index of stories...


DISCOUNT PLASTIC SURGERY GONE WRONG-PKG


24 hours at the best. You know she's not gonna make it.

NOT LIVE ANOTHER DAY… APRYL BROWN REMEMBERS THAT MOMENT… JUNE 2010… DYING IN A HOSPITAL BED… A STAPH INFECTION SHE SAYS EATING HER BODY AWAY.

I really wanted to live. I just really wanted to live.

THE ONE-TIME-COSMETOLOGIST WAS SEEKING BEAUTY… SILICONE BUTT INJECTIONS AN ACQUAINTANCE WAS OFFERING INJECTIONS AT HER HOUSE AT A CHEAPER PRICE THAN A DOCTOR'S OFFICE. THE REAL COST WOULD COME LATER.

I was in pain, my butt was hard, and I was itching.

Yes.

It was bathroom caulk, sealant.

Yes. Absolutely.

IT WOULD TAKE 27 SURGERIES….

My hands popped out with this pink nail polish, and I'm like, oh my god, I'm gonna lose my hands. I'm gonna lose my hands.

AND HER FEET….

A HORROR STORY… AND NOT THE ONLY ONE.

This is the close up of her right cheek, that shows these swollen, red angry nodules.

DR. RICHARD GLOGAU AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS US WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH A PATIENT'S FACE…

Yes. Right, within a week to 10 days of that picture being taken, it looked like this. The body is reacting to the material.

THE PATIENT THOUGHT SHE WAS BUYING AN INJECTABLE FILLER TO SMOOTH WRINKLES…AND INJECTED IT WITH THE HELP OF A NURSE. SHE PURCHASED IT OFF A WEBSITE… P-M-M-A DOT COM… THE WEBSITE CLAIMS TO SELL DERMAL FILLERS FOR PROFESSIONALS DIRECT TO CUSTOMERS… A SIMILAR TREATMENT AT THE DOCTOR COSTS NEARLY EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS… THE WEBSITE SELLS IT FOR JUST ONE HUNDRED. THE F-D-A SAYS ONLY LICENSED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS CAN LEGALLY MAKE THESE PURCHASES. FOR CONSUMERS TO BUY DIRECT IT'S ILLEGAL. WHEN DR. GLOGAU REMOVED THE SUBSTANCE AND TESTED IT…

Glass or fiberglass. So this was material that contained material that you know the body is not prepared to accept. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FIVE---


COMING UP ON NBC-2.

TAKING A HARD LINE APPROACH AGAINST HOSPITAL INFECTIONS.

THAT STORY IN HEALTH MATTERS.

PLUS. HE'S BARELY OUT OF DIAPERS. AND ALREADY BALLING ON THE COURT. Return to index of stories...


TZ5A) HEALTH MATTERS-TRX VOTOPS


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TZ5B) 4YEAR OLD BB-VOTOPS


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HEALTH CAST-CLIP


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C SECTION PROBLEMS-BUBBA VO


HAVING A C-SECTION MAY INCREASE THE RISK FOR STILLBIRTH OR ECTOPIC PREGNANCY THE NEXT TIME AROUND.

A NEW STUDY LOOKED AT THE PREGNANCY OUTCOMES OF MORE THAN EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND WOMEN.

THEY FOUND THOSE WHO HAD A C-SECTION WERE SLIGHTLY MORE LIKELY TO HAVE AN ECTOPIC PREGNANCY OR STILLBIRTH THE NEXT TIME THEY GOT PREGNANT.

HOWEVER, RESEARCHERS SAY THE OVERALL RISK FOR THESE EVENTS IS STILL VERY LOW.

THE RISK FOR MISCARRIAGE DID NOT GO UP AFTER A C-SECTION. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-BUBBA


SOME CALL IT A MAJOR PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE: ONE IN 20 PATIENTS WILL DEVELOP A HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTION.

FOR DECADES, IT WAS CONSIDERED AN UNAVOIDABLE RISK.

BUT LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM IS TAKING EXTRA STEPS TO HELP BEAT THE ODDS.

AMY OSHIER REPORTS IN TODAYS HEALTH MATTERS. Return to index of stories...


HEALTH MATTERS-PKG


PKG:

ZERO TOLERANCE IS QUICKLY BECOMING A NEW WATCHWORD IN INFECTION PREVENTION.

JOANNE ANDREWS/RN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

RUNS:

1:33 We track a lot of infections in the hospital. We track surgical, wound infections, ventilator associated pneumonias. If someone has a urinary catheter or an IV catheter in their in their arm and it gets infected we track those as well.

THE CDC REPORTS 1.7 MILLION AMERICANS EACH YEAR CONTRACT A HOSPITAL ACQUIRED INFECTION. MANY ARE DRUG RESISTANT. YOU'VE LIKELY HEARD OF MRSA- A COMMON FORM OF THESE INFECTIONS. ANOTHER IS VENTILATOR ASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA OR VAPS.

JOANNE ANDREWS/RN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

RUNS:

2:26 Ventilator pneumonia is just devastating to the patient. It really prolongs their stay and morbidity and mortality. And it's really hard for the families to sit and watch that this has occurred within our walls.

AMY OSHIER/REPORTING

RUNS:

With a goal of eliminating hospital infections, Lee Memorial Health System made it a mission to wipe out germs. And their killer approach has paid off.

JOANNE ANDREWS/RN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

RUNS:

2:08 A lot of people said 'we can't get to zero'. But at Lee Memorial we have managed to get to that on several different fronts.

GOING FOR A PERIOD OF YEARS WITHOUT ANY CENTRAL LINE INFECTIONS AND VAPS.

JOANNE ANDREWS/RN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

RUNS:

2:34 On almost all of our ICU units we've gone for years without a ventilator pneumonia. We take it very personally.

FROM THE SIMPLE ACT OF HAND WASHING TO CHANGING COMPLEX PATTERNS OF CARE- HOSPITALS ARE COMING CLEAN. FOR LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, I'M AMY OSHIER. Return to index of stories...


4 YEAR OLD BB BALL PLAYER-TRX SOTVOTOPS


"Can you dunk the ball yet? I can't dunk. Laugh laugh. I can't dunk.

You can't dunk? You're doing pretty much everything else my friend !! I

can't dunk"

IN 11 YEARS --

HE'LL LIKELY BE ABLE TO DUNK --

HE'S ALSO LIKELY TO BE PLAYING HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL.

JOSIAH BROWN IS ONLY FOUR.

BUT HE'S GOT GAME.

HE CAN DRIBBLE WITH HIS RIGHT OR LEFT HAND.

HE HAS A SPIN MOVE.

JOSIAH CAN GO BEHIND THE BACK --

HE CAN EVEN USE THE CROSSOVER DRIBBLE AGAINST PLAYERS TWICE HIS HEIGHT.

BASKETBALL RUNS IN THE FAMILY.

JOSIAH'S MOM PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL. Return to index of stories...


ASK THICK BACKFIRES-VOTOPS


THERE WERE NO "BLURRED LINES" TO READ BETWEEN. DURING ROBIN THICKE'S TWITTER Q-AND-A SESSION ON TUESDAY.

PEOPLE WERE PRETTY BLUNT WITH THE SINGER. ASKING HIM ABOUT HIS MARRIAGE AND HIS PUBLIC ATTEMPT TO WIN PAULA PATTON BACK.

FOR EXAMPLE, ONE PERSON TWEETED: "DO YOU THINK TIM HOWARD CAN SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE?" REFERRING TO THE TEAM U-S-A GOALIE.

THICKE TWEETED "I'M A BIG BOY, I CAN HANDLE IT" DURING THE SESSION.

THE CONVERSATION WAS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH V-H-ONE AND USED THE HASHTAG #ASKTHICKE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-INTRO


ROBIN WILLIAMS TAKES A BREAK SOMEWHERE UNEXPECTED.

AND CAMERON DIAZ TALKS TO ESQUIRE MAGAZINE.

MARY MUELLER HAS THESE STORIES AND MORE IN TODAY'S HOLLYWOOD MINUTE. Return to index of stories...


HOLLYWOOD MINUTE-PKG


ROBIN WILLIAMS IS IN REHAB AGAIN.

THIS TIME.FOR "FINE-TUNING" AND "CONTINUED COMMITMENT" TO HIS SOBRIETY.ACCORDING TO A REP FOR THE ACTOR.

WILLIAMS SUFFERED FROM ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE IN THE PAST AND ENTERED REHAB IN 2006 FOR ALCOHOLISM.

USA TODAY REPORTS HE IS AT A TREATMENT FACILITY IN LINDSTROM, MINNESOTA.

HE POSED FOR A PICTURE AT A LOCAL DAIRY QUEEN WHILE IN TOWN.

CAMERON DIAZ IS 41-YEARS-OLD AND SHOWING IT OFF TO ESQUIRE MAGAZINE.

THE ACTRESS POSED FOR A RACY COVER SHOT WITH NO SHORTAGE OF LEG.

IN THE AUGUST ISSUE SHE TALKS ABOUT GETTING COMPLETELY NAKED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HER NEW MOVIE ROLE, AND HER DECISION NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN.

DIAZ SAYS BEING A MOM IS A LOT OF HARD WORK AND ADMITTED NOT HAVING CHILDREN HAS MADE THINGS EASIER.

THE MAGAZINE HITS STANDS NEXT TUESDAY.

ARIANA GRANDE APPARENTLY DOESN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH SINGER JESSIE J OR RAPPER NICKI MINAJ.

JESSIE J REVEALED ON TWITTER THE TRIO PLANS TO COLLABORATE ON A NEW SINGLE CALLED "BANG BANG." OUT JULY 29TH.

FOR HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M MARY MUELLER. Return to index of stories...


DORITOS LOADED-TRXVOTOPS


FIRST THERE WAS PLAIN FLAVOR, THEN TACO, RANCH AND NACHO. NOW DORITOS LOVERS HAVE SOMETHING NEW TO SINK THEIR TEETH INTO.

STARTING TODAY. DORITOS WILL SELL ITS NEW "DORITOS LOADED" HOT SNACK AT 7-ELEVEN STORES.

THEY ARE PROMOTED AS WARM, TRIANGULAR-SHAPED MOZZARELLA STICKS THAT ARE COATED AND PAN FRIED WITH THE SIGNATURE DORITO TASTE.

DORITOS SAYS THE HOT SNACKS ARE AIMED AT MILLENNIALS IN SEARCH OF LOW-BUDGET, HIGH FLAVOR FOOD. Return to index of stories...


NEW AT NOON TEASE-2 SHOT


WE ARE GEARING UP FOR THE NEWS AT NOON.

STRAIGHT AHEAD-

A REALITY SHOW IS UNDERWAY RIGHT HERE IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

MEET THE SWISS men WHO ARE SWITCHING JOBS WITH CAPE CORAL FIREFIGHTERS.

CHECK IT OUT!

THIS HIT AND RUN WAS NO ACCIDENT.

WHY THESE MEN SAY THE DRIVER PURPOSELY RAN THEM DOWN.

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NOON TZA) JOB SWAP-VOTOPS


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NOON TZB) HIT AND RUN-VOTOPS


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CLOSE-2 SHOT


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